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tv   Afternoon Live  BBC News  February 13, 2020 2:00pm-5:00pm GMT

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hello, you're watching afternoon live — i'm simon mccoy. today at 2pm... shock resignation: chancellor sajid javid quits the government in the middle of boris johnson's cabinet reshuffle. it's understood he rejected an order to fire his team of advisers — he was due to deliver his first budget in four weeks‘ time. he will now have to deliver the budget — chief secretary to the treasury rishi sunak becomes chancellor — just seven months ago he was a junior housing minister how do you feel about taking over any circumstances? delighted to be appointed. lots to get on with. thank you very much. out too are theresa villiers, andrea leadsom, esther mcveigh, and the northern ireland secretary julian smith, who oversaw the restoration of devolved government at stormont. a steep rise in the number of deaths
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from coronavirus in china — yesterday was the deadliest day of the outbreak so far. ministers announce an independent inquiry into maternity services at an nhs trust in east kent after the deaths of a number of babies. coming up on afternoon live — all the sport with adam wild. less than a year after being sacked by australian rugby for a homophobic social media post — israel folau looks certain to make his super league debut on saturday, he's been named in the catalans squad. thanks, and helen willetts has the weather... i know, we have barely had breathing space, have we? another storm, storm dennis is on the way. between then we have rain on the way. we will talk about the amber warning in half an hour. thanks. also coming up... remembering dresden — 75 years after british aircraft
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started an aerial attack that devastated the east german city. the extraordinary. the chancellor walked out over the prime minister's demand for him to sack his advisers — amid claims of a briefing war between number 10 and number 11. mrjavid's departure comes just one month before a crucial budget, intended to chart the course for the new government —— and makes him the shortest—serving chancellor for more than 50 years. replacing him is rishi sunak — a year ago he was one of the mostjunior ministers in the communities department. a string of other senior ministers have gone — including the northern ireland secretary, julian smith who oversaw the restoration of devolved
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government in stormont. so have the business secretary andrea leadsom, and the environment secretary, theresa villiers. the attorney general, geoffrey cox, who attended cabinet has resigned. the foreign secretary dominic raab remains in place, as does the home secretary priti patel. our political correspondent chris mason has this report on the morning's events and a warning, it does contain some flash photography. at 10.30am this morning... at 10.30am this morning, sajid javid arrived in downing street as chancellor. an hour and a half later he had resigned. here he was the other day standing loyally behind his boss, but a source says he turned down staying on in government because he refused to see his whole team of advisers sacked as a condition of keeping hisjob. here is the man taking over the top job at the treasury, rishi sunak. long seen as a rising star, he had been mrjavid's deputy. how do you feel about taking over in these circumstances? delighted.
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lots to get on with, thank you very much. reshuffles, even for governments with a big majority, can and so often do come with big twists. they are a complicated jigsaw puzzle, and if one piece does not fit for whatever reason, the whole thing can get messy. not least because you always end up with people who are a bit miffed. the cabinet minister leaves home and... have you heard from the prime minister already? she soon did, and she was sacked as business secretary. cue some warm words on social media and a trundle to the backbenches. this wasjulian smith as northern ireland secretary last month. this morning the irish prime minister said he was one of britain's finest politicians of our time. after the british prime ministerfired him. it sounded like he had an inkling his time was up when he went to work. my position is up to
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the prime minister, it is his call. might he risk damaging the power—sharing progress that has been made with stormont? only the prime minister can choose who is in the cabinet. i have enjoyed serving the people of northern ireland, there is more to do but it is up to the prime minister and that is his responsibility to choose the cabinet he wants. it is great serving in it, but it is always the prime minister's call. he will have company on the backbenches, theresa villiers has been sacked too, and departed with an almost biblical reflection. and the housing minister esther mcvey is gone too, commenting that she had been relieved of her duties. sticking around, the foreign secretary dominic raab, as is the home secretary priti patel, and michael gove as cabinet office minister. there is a big new cabinetjob
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for this man, alok sharma. he will be business set quick terry —— secretary and run an event on the climate. this reshuffle is still a work in progress. stay tuned. good advice because i have got more news with you because we are just hearing that the right honourable oliver dowden is going to be the secretary of media and sport. our chief political correspondent vicki young is in downing street... at nine o'clock this morning it was a normal recession and now it is a wow a normal recession and now it is a wow reshuffle. yes that is not how it has turned out. sajid javid was told that he could stay but on terms
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that were impossible for him to accept. he was told that there will bea accept. he was told that there will be a new arrangement saying that number ten and ii be a new arrangement saying that number ten and 11 would work together. they would be a joint team of advisers and he was not prepared to a cce pt of advisers and he was not prepared to accept that as it has happened before where one of his advisers was sacked without his knowledge. there isa sacked without his knowledge. there is a history of tension between number ten and number 11 between prime ministers and chancellors and this really was number ten saying that they wanted to take control of the situation and take control of you. there is a new culture secretary taking over from you. there is a new culture secretary taking overfrom nicky morgan. he has just left secretary taking overfrom nicky morgan. he hasjust left the building. sajid javid was not able to a cce pt building. sajid javid was not able to accept the terms of that and this was a constructive dismissal because downing street must‘ve known he
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would not accept those terms. in its place is rishi sunak who is very highly thought of by people that he has worked with in other departments and well thought of by the prime minister and he is able and there is no doubt about it that he is incredibly imperial experience. some might say that he is... —— experience. there has been tension. to do with the election, sajid javid did not want the very expensive spending pledges and even though number ten did think that that was a waiter when the election, he wanted to make sure that fiscally they were being careful about balancing the books. nobody predicted it to explode in the way today. the sacking ofjulian smith has caused a lot of shock. again, his name was
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mentioned a while back because he managed to achieve something that not many people in his possession had managed to do which was to get stormont back up and running. he was very highly thought of and very highly thought of also by the civil serva nts highly thought of also by the civil servants in northern ireland and u nfortu nately servants in northern ireland and unfortunately that has not saved him stop we talk about downing street wanting to control things and they wa nt to wanting to control things and they want to send a message of discipline. julian smith spoke to the camera and spoke to journalists a few months back saying that the idea of a new deal brexit with not be idealfor idea of a new deal brexit with not be ideal for island. idea of a new deal brexit with not be idealfor island. there was idea of a new deal brexit with not be ideal for island. there was also the suspension of parliament and the prorogation row and it seems that downing street did not want people that that would go against their achievements. mrjavid's departure comes less
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than a month before the budget. our business editor, simon jack, is here. so a major challenge for the new chancellor? yes, i have just yes, i havejust been yes, i have just been told that the civil servants and secretaries that cannot be sacked are discussing the budget which comes on march 11th. the relationship between number ten and number" is the relationship between number ten and number 11 is absently pivotal. ina way, and number 11 is absently pivotal. in a way, it means that they should have been some argy— bargy between them. numberten wanted have been some argy— bargy between them. number ten wanted to increase their popularity and it is number 11'sjob to say their popularity and it is number 11's job to say that we need to be a bit stingy and that message is not —— did not go down very well. sajid javid did when some key battles and keeping control on spending caps. he was clearly being asked to come in and they said this is the way we
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wa nt and they said this is the way we want to run it and he said he was not going to become a yes man. if we look at the financial markets, the pound has gone up and what this means is that anybody who says no to these commitments has essentially been wiped out of the way and they will have free reign to spend big on infrastructure and levelling up in a post brexit world and that means the economy, they think, will get a fiscal push and we will be to spend more and that is good for the pound. we might come then and they could not be any more different in their backgrounds, because sajid javid was a bus driverand had been to backgrounds, because sajid javid was a bus driver and had been to a comprehensive school whereas rishi sunak went to a posh school and went to oxford to study ppe and is married into a family who are billionaires, so the idea that he has some sort of agent of change is a very different setup stop he has a
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lot of business experience, he worked at goldman sachs for a while and other people have been basically bulldozed out of the way in terms of theirspending bulldozed out of the way in terms of their spending plans. does that mean that rishi sunak has basically been told what his budget will be in three weeks' time? ultimately it is always the case that number 11 decides. in the past we have had the case with george osborne. tony blair and gordon brown are famously known for having bad relationships with numberii. for having bad relationships with number“. this for having bad relationships with number 11. this idea of a team between number and number 11. this idea of a team between numberand ten number 11. this idea of a team between number and ten and number 11 will see people down to the ground. with his experience at goldman sachs, other people would say... some of his previous advisers had
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been sacked. you can say that they we nt been sacked. you can say that they went into a job and they said i'm going to sack everyone of your advisers. sajid javid is known for being loyal though perhaps to. —— tough. you can't say that you are going to sack all of your advisers and not think that someone might walk. joining me now from westminster is the sunday times political editor tim shipman. the new chancellor, is it dominic cummings? perhaps. it goes back to desire of wanting to control things and wanton loyalty. if we look at the events of today, we have to look back at the election. the biggest horsemen —— endorsement that boris
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johnson had was something that rishi sunak had helped coordinate. these people have helped borisjohnson and helped him become leader and they are getting their reward. boris johnson and sajid javid had not been on good terms for months. the spending has not been what it should have been in some peoples opinions. sajid javid thought that the general election would not resolve into a big tory majority and things turned out much better for big tory majority and things turned out much betterfor dominic big tory majority and things turned out much better for dominic cummings than that. sajid javid denies that there is the case, but certainly people around boris johnson, there is the case, but certainly people around borisjohnson, dominic cummings included believe that sajid javid was trying to get him fired.
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there have been various reports in the last week about what has been going on to the budget, with sajid javid given the green light to the hsz javid given the green light to the hs2 project. the speed at which rishi sunak was appointed means that this was precise precisely the plan. sajid javid would have been welcome to stay perhaps. he felt that he needed to stand by the five that was telling post. he is not not yet —— they wanted everything to work much smoothly as a consequence. with regard to dominic cummings and his role, it is still the prime minister calling the shots? absolutely.
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dominic cummings was appointed by borisjohnson dominic cummings was appointed by boris johnson and on dominic cummings was appointed by borisjohnson and on that first day that he took thatjob he negotiated with boris johnson that he took thatjob he negotiated with borisjohnson that he would have total control of all the advisors. borisjohnson knew have total control of all the advisors. boris johnson knew from the very beginning that this scenario is likely to pan out and i have actually been a series of stories recently that dominic cummings has not been getting his own way. he did not want hs2 to go ahead and he did not want huawei to get the mobile contract. he is powerful and certainly the most powerful and certainly the most powerful of the aids, but boris johnson is in charge and he is the one making the decisions. that is not to say that cummings is not an extremely powerful figure, not to say that cummings is not an extremely powerfulfigure, because yea rs. extremely powerfulfigure, because years. thank you very much. you're watching afternoon live, these are our headlines... the chancellor sajjid javid resigns in a shock move during the prime minister's government reshuffle.
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out too are theresa villiers, andrea leadsom, esther mcvey, and the northern ireland secretary julian smith, who oversaw the restoration of devolved government at stormont. a steep rise in the number of deaths from coronavirus in china — yesterday was the deadliest day of the outbreak so far. and remembering dresden — 75 years after british aircraft started an aerial attack that devastated the east german city. in devastated the east german city. sport, israel fola to in sport, israel folau looks certain to make a super league debut on saturday. he has been named in the cata la ns saturday. he has been named in the catalans squad to face another team. the hong kong sevens have been postponed due to coronavirus. i'll be back with more and no stories in half an hour.
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china has announced a sharp increase in the number of people killed. beijing said more than 240 deaths were recorded in hubei province yesterday, the worst day yet. there was also a big jump in the number of infections, up nearly 15,000 after authorities introduced a new method of diagnosis. beijing has sacked two of the most senior communist party officials in hubei. our china correspondent, stephen mcdonell, reports from beijing. stephen mcdonell, thousands of medics from the people's liberation army are pouring into wuhan, where the outbreak started, and where exhausted local doctors and nurses are struggling to handle the crisis. in hubei province alone over the past 2a hours, an increase of nearly 15,000 extra virus cases initially caused alarm. officials said this was due to a new way of measuring who is definitely infected. translation: now in hubei province, to confirm a case, we are adding patients' contact history to the diagnosis, like they do in other parts of the country. symptoms and signs, along with a scan, and medical history, is used to form the diagnosis.
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in the early stages of this emergency, crucial information about the virus was withheld, causing outrage on social media. now the two top leaders in hubei province have been dismissed. beijing is struggling with the perception that this failed response was due to a climate of fear inside xi jinping's communist party. yet a slow start has become an overwhelming response. it's true that we have seen many good things that is slowing the outbreak. this is a very serious virus and china is doing many good things that's slowing the virus and the facts speak for themselves. globalfear of this crisis continues. in cambodia, a cruise ship has finally been allowed to dock injapan, the number of infected
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on board the quarantined diamond princess has risen again, by 1m. putting the total number over 200. it is a nightmare. ijust want to wake up from it and go home. obviously, i've got to face facts and i have to do as i'm told. but then i don't want to go home and risk my family and my friends if we're not sure that we are clear. the world health organization has warned that if this virus is unleashed in a country less able to handle it, the results could be catastrophic. in north korea, there have been no official cases yet but already the international red cross is calling for an easing of sanctions to allow the isolated nation to prepare for any outbreak. dozens of people held in quarantine on merseyside are being released, after completing a fortnight in isolation.
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they'd been kept at the arrowe park hospital on the wirral since flying back from china. fiona trott is there for us and sent this report. a coach left here just a few moments ago. i can tell you that some of the people inside were actually waving. it has been a very strange couple of weeks for them, hasn't it? evacuated from china, coming here to the wirral and agreeing to be quarantined, wondering do i have the virus? and then getting into the confinement itself. there were communal areas where they could go. there was a television in their room. there were toys and books for the children, a lot of it donated by local people here. but now they can go home. one man left here earlier shouting, "i am free!" lots of relief here this afternoon.
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what is also very clear is that people are very grateful to the nhs staff that have been looking after them. i also want to read your message that looks like it has been taped onto a window for the staff to read. it says, "i didn't want to leave without expressing my deepest gratitude for what you have done. i arrived as a potential carrier of a deadly virus. i was anxious, i needn't have been. not once did i feel you did not have enough time to speak to me or help me." that person and the 82 others are leaving here today with a certificate to show that they are virus free and that is something the health secretary has emphasised. it says that this will not have been an easy time for them, but i would like to express my gratitude for their bravery and patience. each individual has been given a clean bill of health and the nation can be reassured that their departure
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presents no risk to the public. we are expecting another coach to leave the hospital this afternoon. other people are leaving themselves by taxi, or are being picked up by friends and relatives. i'm sure there will be some emotional reunions here this afternoon. what is important to note is that there are still 11 others here is a different part of the hospital still in quarantine as they arrived from china two days later. our health correspondent cath burns is here. a ninth case confirmed in the uk, what more can you tell us about that? we found out recently that this particular woman who flew into heathrow from china took an uber to the hospital. is that not something you should do? it is. i imagine her writing was low. the good news is
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that the uber driver has been contacted and the journey was less than 15 minutes long so he is not at any risk. that was one thing and the next thing was that she turned up to a&e and walked through the reception desk, another thing you shouldn't do. when people realise, she was immediately given a mass can take away from the other patients and was in isolation and afterwards was sent home to be isolated. all staff who we re home to be isolated. all staff who were in contact with the patient have been tested and she will be in isolation for the 1a day period. have been tested and she will be in isolation for the 14 day period. she could have got the tube. this is why public health england is pushing these health restrictions. there are two sides of it, this is what the
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government can do by identifying new cases and it's also what we can do. you can call 111 and stay at home and do the practical steps of washing hands and everything else. this initial phase, the worry is containment and delay. this time of year we have seasonal flu and other things are pressuring the nhs. if it does, way, it will be happening —— may be happening in the summer. obviously the scientists are trying to come up with a vaccine and treatment. the fourth prong to this is making sure that the nhs is prepared and ready. david heymann is a professor of infectious disease epidemiology at the london school of tropical medicine and on the committee that developed the risk assessment for the world health organisation. just picking up what we are talking about the — don't get in a taxi,
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don't use public transport if you may be at risk of death. is that the message? that is the message. what is important is to stay away from enclosed areas where other people could be affected by close contact. are we learning much more about this particular coronavirus every day? we are learning more. especially in cases where it has been exported to other countries like the uk. there isa other countries like the uk. there is a meticulous observation of treating patients who are sick. more and more everyday, in china. at the moment, in the uk would describe this as contained in control? certainly, the government is doing all it can to contain the outbreak and eliminate transmission and hopefully we will see virus eliminated from the uk. this time
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round, the chinese are sharing information. with sars this was not the case? at the beginning they were not accepting. now they are accepting. coronavirus has spread to their country but they will lock it down and stop it from spreading in a short period of time by using their civil and health committee. at the heart of it, is this a fatal disease? early on, we did not know how fatal it was. the case definition was developed in china and it included pneumonia. all the cases that were detected with very ill at the start and those cases who we nt ill at the start and those cases who went under the radar were with less severe symptoms. now china has
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changed its case definition to compensate for finding these unknown people who were infected. concerning the case of the woman who took a taxi to the hospital, what was your reaction? she wanted to get to the hospital she chose what she felt was the most reliable way to get there. but the overall advice is to stay at home and pick up the phone from. she had onlyjust arrived she would have done the best with what had been provided as information at the airport. thank you very much for your time is afternoon. time for a look at the weather... it will be making news again. we have barely had time to breed sent storm ciara at the weekend. we have another stone coming our way. ——
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breathe since storm ciara. there are several amber warnings in place. what is a different screen amber yellow? amber is saying that there are deep waters and fast flowing waters and it is likely that we could see communities cut off by the sheer amount of rain. we can see with the amount of water we have ready had, since storm ciara it bringing in all the rain, the flood warnings went up very quickly and the river is filled very quickly. that is a main concern, but there is wind as well. the wind will also be an issue as well as the rain. shall i show you where it is coming from as we can see it coming off the us at the moment? this is heading its way up to ireland and that is a
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developing storm and it will develop very quickly and become a powerful system. there is really cold air coming down behind it which will make it more intense. you can see that it make it more intense. you can see thatitis make it more intense. you can see that it is going to be a widespread wind event, the system. we have got a very powerfuljet stream coming out of the united states and canada driven by that temp is a difference. these are the amber warnings that we have. you can see them heading down towards the moors as well but it is a widespread event for england and wales and then, come sunday, adding in the south downs as well because they where this is in a slow moving and will be hanging around for a long time. as all the rain but it will also be a windy affair and the concern with the wind is itjust keeps pushing all that moist air over the hills. you will see more rain and that is a concern as well.
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the costs are not as high as last weekend but things have been loosened, and we can still see further damage. it may escalate even further damage. it may escalate even further through the night and into the morning on the north. a lot of people will have noticed just how much more accurate forecasts are. that is praise indeed but you are able to pinpoint, by the hour. last weekend, we were more confident about the fact that it was a widespread event for the wings and it would be rain issues as well but nowadays we look at various different models and in times gone by, we would just have the one meteorological office model across the uk but now we look at models from all over europe, from america and we will assess them, running them several times, using ensemble forecasting, meaning you run the model is 15, 20, 100 times and that means that if they are all pointing
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in the same direction, you get more confidence in the forecast, so we will be fine tuning the details on this and there are going to be concerns exactly where the heaviest rain will be, strongest winds, peaks of the wind. that is until the weekend but what about up until then? we can look at what we've been happening —— having at the moment. the rainy season, the ills there is easing, it is petering out, so it is the calm before the storm, it isn't the calm before the storm, it isn't the sunshine through the afternoon and then that clear sky regime continues through the night so on starry skies it will be called. we have lying snow, light showers, ice is the main concern as you go through the night but there could also be able to put a fork across central and eastern areas because we've had so much moisture around, thatis we've had so much moisture around, that is because of a bump of high pressure, fleeting glimpse because tomorrow we've got more rain coming
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m, tomorrow we've got more rain coming in, looks as if the strongest winds will be up towards iceland but the gales will be blowing and central and eastern areas should stay dry and eastern areas should stay dry and then it brightens with some showers following. it is over saturated ground and a snow melt will give atlantic air in and into the weekend. you can see the weather still hanging around in the south, the rain does hang around and that isa the rain does hang around and that is a concern over last weekend. it does give flooding issues as well. heading in many parts of england and wales, it may well rain for 24—48 hours in some areas. when the as well with gusts of wind you up to 60 mph in some inland areas. consolation prize is it is mild but that is adding to the snowmelt. even
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through saturday night into sunday, it is still raining across england and wales. it takes is into monday morning where we will still feel impact of storm dennis. all the details only warnings on the website. do stay up to date.
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this is bbc news, our latest headlines... chancellor sajid javid quits the government in a shock resignation during the prime mininster‘s government reshuffle. it's understood he rejected an order to fire his team of advisers. chief secretary to the treasury rishi sunak becomes the new chancellor — just seven months ago he was a junior housing minister. also out are theresa villiers, andrea leadsom, esther mcveigh, and the northern ireland secretary julian smith, who oversaw the restoration of devolved government at stormont. a steep rise in the number of deaths from coronavirus in china — yesterday was the deadliest day of the outbreak so far. ministers announce an independent inquiry into maternity services at an nhs trust in east kent after the deaths of a number of babies.
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sport now on afternoon live with adam wild. there has been plenty of controversy over israel folau's move to super league and he's now set to make his debut? no doubt about his talent. on his day, one of the very best rugby players in the world, israel folau. his views have been what have dominated the headlines. he was sacked after posting homophobic comments on social media. he stood by us, pointing to a strict religious use that ended up in legal action that was eventually settled. if you accept, it was announced he had returned to rugby league, signing for catalan dragons and super league. outrage from other clu bs, super league. outrage from other clubs, threats of legal action from them. the game has my governing body say they are powerless to stop them playing. you miss the start of the season but he has been named in the squad to face castleford on saturday. even speaking to coach
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today. -- we've been speaking. from the headline, you know the headline but not the person. i had to get to know the complete person, i did that with thorough detail, i understand the way ellipses live type of person years, i've seen the group from the start, he has announced that for me already. israel folau almost certain to be involved on saturday. very interesting indeed to see what kind reception he gets. and adam the impact of the corona virus on sport continues? yes, yes they were talking about the impact of the chinese grand prix being postponed, whether it will be feasible to have one at all this year. today, more disruption to the sporting calendar, they will be seven series of the elite sporting event to be hit by the outbreak with your hong kong and singapore legs being moved from april to october. world rug by
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being moved from april to october. world rugby said the health and safety of the players, fans and eve ryo ne safety of the players, fans and everyone working at the event at the highest priority and also today the organisers of the tokyo olympics which are of course only five months away have insisted they will go ahead as planned but with so many events now being postponed or cancelled, the sporting world will be continuing to keep a very close eye on how things develop. on that subject, manchester united's new loa n subject, manchester united's new loan signing odion ighalo is still training isolated. manchester united are keeping a striker away from the rest of the squad because of the risk posed. odion ighalo also missed the training camp in spain. they might have difficulty getting back into the uk because of tighter border controls from those who have been recently in china. you should been recently in china. you should be available to play against chelsea next monday night. chelsea have reached an agreement to sign the
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iraq's winger hakim ziyech. the moroccan as chelsea's first signing since —— to sign ajax winger hakim ziyech. the deal is worth around £33 million. reaching the third round of the world championship in december, becoming the first woman to beat a man in the tournament. you will face another opponent tonight is one of nine challenges in the first phase of this is an's competition, she will not collect league points that can earn prize money based on a result. it's definitely been different from what i'm normally used to. i've had a lot of exhibition work, a lot of interviews. it's been very, very busy. i get recognised a lot more now. i love every minute of it. the
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fa ct now. i love every minute of it. the fact i get to play in the premier league is awesome because i've been watching on tv the past couple of years and it is like, now i'm a challenger. it's amazing. i'm hoping and helping women in sport because in doubt to play the men and all that, and i'm quite happy that i've broken the barrier and obviously i've helped women in sport in generaljust to prove we can compete against the men. he beat jimmy robertson by four frames to one in cardiff, getting back to back centuries to get victory over the englishmen. now england's jody centuries to get victory over the englishmen. now england'sjody your shadow. of the leaderboard after a brilliant opening round at the women's australian open golf. the 32—year—old shot a bogey of seven under par at adelaide royal. she led at the same stage last year but eventually finished eighth. she is one shot clear of the south korean pair, one of which with this
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incredible short for an eu only first hole. —— for an eagle on the fourth hole. for cough —— for an eagle on the first hole. an independent inquiry will be held into maternity services at east kent hospitals trust, amid growing concern and confusion about the number of preventable deaths. the trust's chief executive said there were possibly 15 preventable baby deaths over the course of the last decade. health minister nadine dorris made the announcement in the ccommons this afternoon. last night i asked my officials if they could look into sending the independent health service investigation board back in to do a deep dive to look back over historic cases and existing cases at the trust and they just want to reiterate that the trust is a safe place for any woman who is pregnant now or giving birth at the trust. we have some of the best clinicians
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working in a trust right now. i want to add that nhs england and nhs improvements are commissioning themselves an independent review into east kent maternity services. earlier we spoke to our social affairs correspondent, michael buchanan. he is outside the drop of mike headquarters in ashford. on that marked independent enquiry, did appearto be on that marked independent enquiry, did appear to be announced at the very last moment by the health minister in the commons this morning the exact details not clear, they will become clearer over the coming days. i think it is clear to say that they will focus on end and it isa that they will focus on end and it is a preventable harm, that we... , of the past couple of years, they have been evident in the case here. it was announced this morning in the usualfashion it was announced this morning in the usual fashion that the trust
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board... will have no idea what the health minister was saying in the house of commons. one thing they did here was what was said in the introductions of the chief executive saying they now believe that they would have been 15 preventable deaths at the trust in recent years. this is in contrast to what she told me yesterday when she said she believed to be six or seven and in contrast to what the trust that said the day before when they say they accept responsibility for about ten preve nta ble accept responsibility for about ten preventable deaths. still many, many questions about what has been happening with maternity services here over a number of years. a 52—year—old man has appeared before magistrates in londonderry, charged with murdering thejournalist, lyra mckee. the 29—year—old reporter was shot dead by the dissident republican group, the new ira, while observing rioting in derry last april. emma vardy is in londonderry. tells what happened. of course there was huge short last
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year when lyra mckee was killed. at the time, she was standing by a police land rover ran a gun and missing stepping out and firing towards police. what happened today was that paul mcintyre, who has now been accused of murder, appeared in court to hear the charges against them which are of murder, possession ofa them which are of murder, possession of a firearm and of membership of the prescribed organisation the new ira. his defence solicitor spoke and said paul mcintyre is accused of being the person standing with the gunman and accused of later being seen picking up the bullet casings that had come from the gun. he argued that there was very little evidence against him. the court also heard that evidence from that night, including mtv footage from an mtv television crew in the city that evening as well as mobile phone footage from the public and witness state m e nts footage from the public and witness statements from the public, and from police. during the hearing today, friends and family of lyra mckee sat in londonderry magistrates‘ court in
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the public gallery, they are two watch the hearing wearing t—shirts which said, speak up for lyra paul mcintyre, 52—year—old from the city, now accused of murder, was remanded in custody and you will later be appearing once again this month. outside court, while this was happening, there was a protest by supporters of paul mcintyre which resulted in scuffles between them and police but police have also been reminding people today that those charges are significant, they will make some headlines but at the same time, the police investigation continues and they are still looking for evidence to help bring the gun on himself tojustice. —— to bring the gunman himself to justice. on himself tojustice. —— to bring the gunman himself tojustice. toxic the four candidates vying to become the next leader of the labour party have appeared in a 90 minute debate in front of a studio audience on the victoria derbyshire programme. rebecca long bailey,
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lisa nandy, sir keir starmer, and emily thornberry faced questions about the party‘s defeat at the election, and their priorities if they were leader. here‘s a few moments of the debate, starting with members of the audience voicing their concerns about the direction of the party. i have been labour all my life and i protect people throughout the north—west and i am hearing the same thing, that you don‘t listen to them. you have to get out of your little boxes. your manifesto was an absolute joke, an absolute disgrace. the labour party was literally built of the back of unions, how could you say that it should be a centrist party? that's the make sense. there is a sort of dilemma. you have to bring those supporters, they are all labour at heart, but on different sides. you have to bring them together and tell them why you are the person, emily thornbury to do that. it is going to be hard after leaving the european union, our economy is going to be challenged and we need to make sure that we make decisions together and we are as united as we can. there are many reasons that we lost the election and it was notjust one. the problem with political parties as they try to find one reason and say it was all down to that, it would have been plain
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sailing otherwise. we have to be honest with people, we want to make deep, fundamental tra nsformative change in this country, we believe in public ownership. while we have got to do now to win back trust is to set out a positive vision of what britain looks like outside the european union. what would be your number one priority where you to become leader of the labour party and the next british prime minister? i've got a few number one priorities. i think tackling anti—semitism in the party is one. you have an active industrial strategy that brings jobs back to regions and that links in with the green industrial strategy. my number one priority would be to deal with anti—semitism because we don't have any moral authority to go out and fight for a better country and so we have done it. until we demonstrate that anybody who is anti—semitic is out of our party, we will not be able to persuade people that we can win an election. let me read this text from one labour supporter. i want a moderate leader. someone who makes it ok to have
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socialist values and to feel its ok to be successful in your chosen career or life choices. underjeremy corbyn, i felt like a leper. if we can't celebrate people doing well and people should not be apologising for that, it seems to me, of course everyone wants their kids to do better than they did and their grandchildren to be even better. of course, and we have to be a party that facilitates that. every policy decision we make should be about making peoples lives better, celebrating people who do well and helping them to do better. expecting that further that to happen, we‘ve have got to fund our public services properly, invest in infrastructure and support businesses large and small. ijoined the labour party because i believe in this country and i believe it can be better and what i heard in the southern england during the referendum and what i hear back in wigan all the time is that there is a level of ambition that is shown by people in those communities. not just for themselves as individuals, but for the whole community to rise up and be better and labour does not match that level of ambition. but that is the labour
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party that i will lead. the labour party has to be the party of solidarity, of course, with people who need our solidarity, but it also has to be about opportunity. i don't particularly like the word aspiration, i think opportunity is really, really important. we need both pillars. i am not sure that both pillars were there clear enough in recent years. sir kier starmer ending that report about this morning‘s labour leadership hustings. our chief political correspondent vicki young is in downing street... who is in, who is out, what have you heard? you like losing track of who‘s in there. this wallace was in there, rumours of him losing hisjob and he was fighting to keep hisjob but come on the way in, looking pretty cheerful. the transport secretary also in there, they‘ve not left yet and don‘t use this has gone
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m, left yet and don‘t use this has gone in, he is minister of state at the department of environment, very likely will be promoted to the secretary of state at that job and he is one of the few ministers that has been around for a while, brought in by david cameron in that department and has been there ever since apart from a couple of months where he himself resigned and was brought back again. the big question now is who will be chief secretary to the treasury, the job that the chancellor had. that was an unexpected appointment to us at least, they will need someone to fill that role which is pretty crucial at the moment because we are only four weeks from a budget. whether any of the people in there at the moment could be moved to that, i don‘t know. we will have to wait and see when they come out. there was also promotion for the former brexit minister two is only general. she‘s been off on maternity leave, back now and promoted to the
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cabinet. another female member of the cabinet replacing the couple that have been sacked, and teresa coffee has just left is back in her job at work and pensions secretary. you‘re the only one thing their afternoon, aren‘t you? you‘re the only one thing their afternoon, aren't you? it is freezing. yes, we all care here. thank you very much. alice is your giving is more reaction to all those developments injust a city. first a look at the headlines on afternoon live the chancellor sajjid javid resigns in a shock move during the prime minister‘s government reshuffle. out too are theresa villiers, andrea leadsom, esther mcveigh, and the northern ireland secretary julian smith, who oversaw the restoration of devolved government at stormont. a steep rise in the number of deaths from coronavirus in china — yesterday was the deadliest day of the outbreak so far now, let‘s pick up on this
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remarkable day. it promised to be quite tall and then suddenly sajid javid, was what the chancellor weeks before the budget. how does the city respond? what has proven to be anything but a dull morning hasn‘t translated into huge movement on the stock markets. both the ftse100 and ftse 250, those are slightly down on the day. but they were down prior to this news, only being dragged down by falling oil stocks, a big loss for the year as well. that is the story there. where there has been movement as regards to the pound. we saw the sterling move higher again than both... and speculation around thatis than both... and speculation around that is that perhaps sajid javid‘s move was not just that is that perhaps sajid javid‘s move was notjust to do with this fight ever special advisers, that certainly was an issue, but perhaps to do with his nickname. it‘s no great secret he was known as chancellor in name but his nickname
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was chino, emphasis on the no. he was chino, emphasis on the no. he was often saying no to number ten, he was focused on balancing the books, wanting to rain in the spending plans that borisjohnson and a senior adviser dominic cummings wanted to put on the table so there is a suggestion now that we might seea so there is a suggestion now that we might see a loosening of fiscal spending, allowing the government to really charge forward with huge amounts of infrastructure spending but we know they are really keen to do. also, who? government what an amazing trajectory his career has enjoyed. he was a junior minister 60, he went to a comprehensive school. —— a junior minister 16
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months ago, and different to sajid javid. worked briefly in the city. asa javid. worked briefly in the city. as a strong business background. we do know he is probably more inclined to say yes to this big infrastructure project that we know the government is keen on. we‘ve already had a taste of what is to come this week, the go—ahead for hs2 on monday, £5 billion promised towards bosses and cycle lane infrastructure outside of london and we we re infrastructure outside of london and we were also towed by the government this is just the we were also towed by the government this isjust the beginning of what you are going to announce, they had planned to see invigoration of the rail network and all things we know the government really wants at the go—ahead to. having someone a little bit more inclined to say yes to that sort of spending in number 11 is hopefully what they are hoping they‘ve now got. 75 years ago today, british aircraft launched an attack on the east german city of dresden — beginning one of the most controversial allied assaults of world war two. over the following days,
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they and their us allies would drop nearly 4,000 tons of bombs — killing 25 thousand people, and ravaging the city centre. today germany is marking the event with ceremonies to remember the victims. our correspondentjenny hill sent this report from dresden. it was, in the words of one survivor, like being in hell. on the evening of the 13th of february, 1945, british and american bombers targeted dresden in a series of raids. on the ground below, 25,000 people died in the firestorm that followed. ursula elsner, who was 14, told us that the fire was so intense, she and herfamily had to cling to a lamp post to avoid being sucked into the flames. translation: we stood clinging to the lamp post, then we saw our house collapse. first the facade crashed down and the bricks rolled up to our feet. and my mother said, "now we‘ve lost everything. "now we are homeless." as were many others. dresden, a city once famed for its beauty
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and architecture, was destroyed. and 75 years later, it remains a powerful symbol of the horror and destruction of war. at 4p and we will go to dress because there is a ceremonial march and we‘ll take you there for that. now it‘s time for a look at the weather. we can cross the newsroom. an amber warning is now enforced from the met office, covering the weekend, covering the heavy rain in particular england and wales where we are expecting certainly falling the disruption to travel if not more serious consequences. that is all down to stone dennis. you may have heard about from dennis which is ring just off the state of the usa
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and canada at the moment. this is the curl of cloud but this is the developing storm which you can see is not yet fall but it will become powerful. for the year and now, mountain snow that is petering out and so too are the showers. and brewing afternoon, sunshine still to come for the next hour or two and under the starry skies overnight, it all turned chilly. temperatures in towns and cities properly not quite getting to freezing. it will be frosty and therefore we will have some nice issues. a bit of fog around. an extra hazard for the rush hour. the reason for the settled conditions is that it doesn‘t last long. a next area of low pressure coming in. tightly packed isobars. it will be a windy day, there will be gales particularly in the north and west blowing across scotland and ireland, then into northern england and wales, the southwest. i that,
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they mostly dry, increasingly cloudy. a milder day tomorrow, temperatures on the rise because you‘re picking up a airflow. as well as rain, the snow we have seen in recent days will meltjust to again filter down into these systems. not just rain, the amber warnings as well because you have weather warnings norristown only winds in the wings will be widely gale—force, so not quite as intense as last weekend but there is a lot of damage caused by the wings and things will be weakened, loosened. we will again see the damage, so the gust of wind sustained from saturday into sunday. stronger industry saturday night in the south and again, very mild for most of us, the rain doesn‘t move from most of us, doesn‘t move through the night across england and wales, and that is a concern. it is the longevity of this rain event rather england and wales and we still have the wind is equally
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strong across scotland and northern ireland, perhaps even stronger during the day on sunday so still impacting us even into the start of next week. there are plenty of warnings on the website.
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hello, you‘re watching afternoon live — i‘m simon mccoy. today at 3pm... shock resignation: chancellor sajid javid quits the government in the middle of borisjohnson‘s cabinet reshuffle. it‘s understood he rejected an order to fire his team of advisers — he was due to deliver his first budget in four weeks‘ time. he will now have to deliver the budget — chief secretary to the treasury rishi sunak becomes chancellor — just seven months ago he was a junior housing minister. how do you feel about taking over in these circumstances? delighted to be appointed. lots to get on with. thank you very much. out too are theresa villiers, andrea leadsom, esther mcvey, and the northern ireland secretary julian smith, who oversaw the restoration of devolved government at stormont. a steep rise in the number of deaths from coronavirus in china —
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yesterday was the deadliest day of the outbreak so far. ministers announce an independent inquiry into maternity services at an nhs trust in east kent after the deaths of a number of babies. coming up on afternoon live — all the sport with adam wild. less than a year after being sacked by australian rugby for a homophobic social media post — israel folau looks certain to make his super league debut on saturday, he‘s been named in the catalans squad. thanks, adam. and helen willetts has the weather.. indeed, storm tennis is the next storm to end for the weekend. —— storm to end for the weekend. —— storm tennis. amber warnings the weekend. there will be more details later. thanks, helen. also coming up... remembering dresden — 75 years after british aircraft started an aerial attack that devastated the east german city.
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hello, everyone. this is afternoon live — i‘m simon mccoy. sajid javid has dramatically quit the cabinet — catapulting boris johnson‘s first reshuffle from the mundane into the extraordinary. the chancellor walked out over the prime minister‘s demand for him to sack his advisers — amid claims of a briefing war between number 10 and number 11. mrjavid‘s departure comes just one month before a crucial budget, intended to chart the course for the new government and makes him the shortest—serving chancellor for more than 50 years. replacing him is rishi sunak — a year ago he was one of the mostjunior ministers in the communities department. it means the outgoing sajid javid becomes the first tory chancellor to not deliver a budget. elswhere, alok sharma is the new business secretary. he will also oversee the international climate change conference being held
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in glasgow in november. he replaces andrea leadsom who was sacked after serving in the government for six years. there‘s also a promotion for former brexit minister, suella braverman, who is the new attorney general. she replaces geoffrey cox, who said he was leaving government at the prime minister‘s request. anne—marie trevelyan will also attend cabinet after being given the brief for international development. and oliver dowden is the new culture secretary. we‘re still waiting to find out who will be replacing julian smith, who was the first ministerial casualty of the day, when he was removed from his post as northern ireland secretary. our political correspondent chris mason has this report on the morning‘s events and a warning, it does contain some flash photography. at10:30am at 10:30am this morning, such it gathered arrived and an hour later
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he resigned. mrjavid turned down staying on in the second biggest role in government because he refused to see his whole team of advisers sacked as a condition of keeping hisjob. here is the man taking over the top job at the treasury, rishi sunak. long seen as a rising star, he had been mrjavid‘s deputy. how do you feel about taking over in these circumstances? delighted to be appointed. lots to get on with, thank you very much. reshuffles, even for governments with a big majority, can and so often do come with big twists. they are a complicated jigsaw puzzle, and if one piece does not fit for whatever reason, the whole thing can get messy. not least because you always end up with people who are a bit miffed. the cabinet minister leaves home and... have you heard from the prime minister already? she soon did, and she was sacked as business secretary.
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cue some warm words on social media and a trundle to the backbenches. this wasjulian smith as northern ireland secretary last month. this morning the irish prime minister said he was one of britain‘s finest politicians of our time. after the british prime ministerfired him. it sounded like he had an inkling his time was up when he went to work. my position is up to the prime minister, it is his call. might he risk damaging the power—sharing progress that has been made with stormont? only the prime minister can choose who is in the cabinet. i have enjoyed serving the people of northern ireland, there is more to do but it is up to the prime minister and that is his responsibility to choose the cabinet he wants. it is great serving in it, but it is always the prime minister of the day‘s call. he will have company on the backbenches, theresa villiers has been sacked too, and departed with an almost biblical reflection.
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and the housing minister esther mcvey is gone too, commenting that she had been relieved of her duties. sticking around, the foreign secretary dominic raab, as is the home secretary priti patel, and michael gove as cabinet office minister. there is a big new cabinetjob for this man, alok sharma. change in the uk. this reshuffle is still a work in progress. stay tuned. our chief political correspondent vicki young is in downing street... what is the latest? the latest is that gavin williamson has kept his job has education secretary. the majority of people walking to that are staying in the same position.
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there have been some changes some promotions. the replacement of geoffrey cox, for example. no doubt about the headline, which is the departure of sajid javid. the chancellor, really, given the option that he could not accept. whether downing street knew that they were doing that, is another case. there had been trouble brewing between number ten and number had been trouble brewing between numberten and number11. had been trouble brewing between number ten and number 11. we can see from briefings on the papers over the last few months that something was going on. whether that was between advisers, both trying to wrestle power from each other and get the other hand, it seems it was more than that. this plan to have a joint team of advisers is all about number ten really taking control as much as they can. especially of the treasury. it was something that sajid javid was not prepared to go
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along with. he was asked to sack as advisers and he was not willing to do that. we can also see that this was not just about do that. we can also see that this was notjust about personnel, is about power and the say he would have on economic policy and he leads thisjob as a have on economic policy and he leads this job as a chancellor who has never got to deliver a budget. lots of comings and goings, dominic cummings. his hand is all over this, isn‘t it? cummings. his hand is all over this, isn't it? here comes gavin williamson as we know has just been reappointed as education secretary, a job he has held the last seven months. you are thinking of asking other questionnaire. months. you are thinking of asking other questionnairelj months. you are thinking of asking other questionnaire. i could not think of and then to say. johnson came in and cleared out a load of theresa may‘s ministers. some people might say what about a reshuffle? dominic cummings there is the adviser to the prime minister and
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has lots of ideas about changing services and he has obviously looked about the dynamic between the treasury at number 11 and number ten and how it works. in recent years it has been in the news, especially in the case of tony blair and gordon brown, but they did remain friends and they did remain on the same size. sajid javid did make it clear that he did not want to have huge spending promises during the election. he won that battle, but it seems that dominic cummings and the changes that he wants to make our happening and you could say that they have got what they wanted at they have got what they wanted at the end of the day. they got rishi sunak, who is quite experienced and highly thought of. they will be a lot of people thinking that he is
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going to do what number ten talent to do. all of this is coming from the top. it comes from boris johnson, he knows beverley well what he has sanctioned today. who was that? that was the welsh secretary. ijust that? that was the welsh secretary. i just looked at my that? that was the welsh secretary. ijust looked at my computer and you are still a chief national correspondent. asked me in 20 minutes. let‘s speak now to sue beeby, former government adviser to george osborne, the former conservative chancellor. looking at what happened this morning and the resignation of the chancellor sajid javid. is that when things suddenly went wrong for boris johnson today? actually not. it would be wide of the mark to suggest that this is not what borisjohnson wanted. they must have known that when they were going into the
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discussion was sajid javid that he might turn the offer down and sacrificing his own team and becoming part of a broader collective of number ten — an outpost of number ten. and so it would have gone wrong for number ten and borisjohnson would have gone wrong for number ten and boris johnson if would have gone wrong for number ten and borisjohnson if they had got to the end of the day and the changes that they wanted to make, which are really significant in the way that the government wanted to operate had gone for. i will get to that in the moment. for the government this is money, the sajid javid it was plan b. when it gets to the end of the day, i think it will be sajid javid who has regrets rather than number ten. i think number ten wanted to plant and have the significant changes in how number ten and number 11 operate and had that not happened with sajid javid sitting on a —— borisjohnson sitting on with sajid javid sitting on a ——
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boris johnson sitting on a with sajid javid sitting on a —— borisjohnson sitting on a potential ten year government, they would have looked much weaker at the end of the day that had not happened. this has connotations of i don‘t know what, these dark corridors and manipulative figures prowling along them, but when you say this is really important, why does this matter to the public? the fact that number ten matter to the public? the fact that numberten in number11 matter to the public? the fact that number ten in number 11 will be working together, why is a big deal? i think this is really important that borisjohnson is setting out the agenda of the government. he feels very strongly that he won all of the seats that he did because of what he was promising the country. yesterday has to be absent sure that what he wanted to happen is going to happen in the treasury. we knew that there was a conflict with what boris johnson was asking for and what sajid javid wanted to deliver. there we re sajid javid wanted to deliver. there were big gaps between the spending
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plans of numberten were big gaps between the spending plans of number ten and what the treasury wanted to push through. i think that borisjohnson has decided that it think that borisjohnson has decided thatitis think that borisjohnson has decided that it is not the way that it will work with this government and that they have to have a chancellor who is in step with my ministry not working against him. was that your experience with george osborne and david cameron? you have to remember that david cameron not only had a chance in opposition but also had two cummins who was as her adviser —— dominic cummings he was his adviser and they worked closely together and he was powerful. their relationship was good and they had similar ambitions and that is what they are trying to replicate today. i don‘t want to show a lack of respect, but does this mean that rishi sunak is basically a puppet? noi rishi sunak is basically a puppet? no i don't think so. you do not have to be at odds with the prime minister to be to be at odds with the prime ministerto be a to be at odds with the prime minister to be a strong chancellor. you can be a strong chancellor by
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delivering what the prime minister wants to set out. this can work very successfully. what the treasury one and any civil seven once is to know that the senior adviser is speaking in behalf of the people in the government and that's what's happened today. the problem with borisjohnson is that sajid javid is a big beast that will go to the backbenches, will he create problems in the future? i think that would be true if he is not sitting on such a big majority. ultimately, in two weeks' time sajid javid willjust be a backbench mp and borisjohnson will still be a prime minister with a very healthy majority. very good to talk to you. thank you. joining me now from westminster is harry lambert, special correspondent at the new statesman and wrote a profile of dominic cummings.
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so you can tell us, what is really going on? boris johnson so you can tell us, what is really going on? borisjohnson makes the decisions but how important is dominic cummings to all of us?m was not clear for a while he was the chancellor. it felt like you had two chancellors because we had dominic cummings on one hand and sajid javid on the other hand. it seemed like sajid javid‘s group was weakening, but it seemed like this is the first time that we have had a chancellor forced out. we have never had control of number 11 by number ten. this looks like it is going to happen. jacob rees-mogg hasjust gonna sides will keep an eye on that. dominic cummings was supposed to be against hs2, borisjohnson says no we will go ahead with it. are you saying that this is his
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moment to flex his muscles? it is not just moment to flex his muscles? it is notjust hs2, moment to flex his muscles? it is not just hs2, there moment to flex his muscles? it is notjust hs2, there is also the davos and putting a ban on people going there. i have been told that burris was trying to keep things from coming. —— decided julie matt sajid javid was trying to make a relationship with borisjohnson. it was a block in any of the plans that number ten had. this was the oddity of our system is that we had people in numberten of our system is that we had people in number ten proposing things and number 11 controlling the money. even when they have been aligned there was always friction. today is there was always friction. today is the first time in memory that number ten has asserted control of who is a
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number11. i‘m ten has asserted control of who is a number 11. i‘m talking about the special advisers that will be around rishi sunak. that is interesting because it was a very high—profile moment where dominic cummings effectively got rid of one of sajid javid‘s mean advisers. he had to be escorted by the police. dominic cummings has been trying to take over the tory party at number ten for 18 to 20 years. he was first with iain duncan in 2002 and then he worked closely with michael gove and thenit worked closely with michael gove and then it was in the brexit campaign and now he‘s with boris. he understands that power is usually distributed all across whitehall. people getting these departments and there is a power base. he has been going round —— it has been going round the semi—autonomous department he does not to continue. you have
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got to know. do you liken? there is a lot to challenge about dominic cummings. he‘s not exactly welcome. one thing to say, is that the government is so inert and that it has failings and too many government accepts those failings is inevitable. cummings wants to change those. the question is whether he will change them for the better or the worse? de liken? i can only judge as a personal figure —— political figure. judge as a personal figure —— politicalfigure. i judge as a personal figure —— political figure. i cannot judge as a personal figure —— politicalfigure. i cannot give judge as a personal figure —— political figure. i cannot give a personal opinion. you‘re watching afternoon live, these are our headlines... the chancellor sajid javid resigns in a shock move during the prime minister‘s
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government reshuffle out too are theresa villiers, andrea leadsom, esther mcveigh, and the northern ireland secretary julian smith, who oversaw the restoration of devolved government at stormont. a steep rise in the number of deaths from coronavirus in china — yesterday was the deadliest day of the outbreak so far israel folau should not face... the coronavirus will have a big impact on the sporting calendar as the chinese grand prix is postponed. there been a signing at chelsea. we‘ll be back with more of the stories are have passed. china has announced a sharp increase in the number of people killed by the coronavirus. beijing said more than 240 deaths were recorded in hubei province yesterday, the worst day yet. there was also a big jump in the number of infections, up nearly 15,000, after authorities introduced a new method of diagnosis. beijing has sacked two of the most senior communist party officials in hubei. our china correspondent, stephen mcdonell,
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reports from beijing. thousands of medics from the people‘s liberation army are pouring into wuhan, where the outbreak started, and where exhausted local doctors and nurses are struggling to handle the crisis. in hubei province alone over the past 24 hours, an increase of nearly 15,000 extra virus cases initially caused alarm. officials said this was due to a new way of measuring who is definitely infected. translation: now in hubei province, to confirm a case, we are adding patients‘ contact history to the diagnosis, like they do in other parts of the country. symptoms and signs, along with a scan, and medical history, is used to form the diagnosis. in the early stages of this emergency, crucial information about the virus was withheld, causing outrage on social media. now the two top leaders in hubei province have been dismissed.
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beijing is struggling with the perception that this failed response was due to a climate of fear inside xi jinping‘s communist party. yet a slow start has become an overwhelming response. it‘s true that we have seen many good things that is slowing the outbreak. this is a very serious virus and china is doing many good things that‘s slowing the virus and the facts speak for themselves. globalfear of this crisis continues. in cambodia, a cruise ship has finally been allowed to dock after being turned away from five ports and nobody tested positive. injapan, the number of infected on board the quarantined diamond princess has risen again, by 44. putting the total number over 200. it is a nightmare. ijust want to wake up from it and go home.
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obviously, i've got to face facts and i have to do as i'm told. but then i don't want to go home and risk my family and my friends if we're not sure that we are clear. the world health organization has warned that if this virus is unleashed in a country less able to handle it, the results could be catastrophic. in north korea, there have been no official cases yet but already the international red cross is calling for an easing of sanctions to allow the isolated nation to prepare for any outbreak. our health correspondent cath burns is here. a ninth case confirmed in the uk, what more can you tell us about that? we are finding out more details and we know that this is a woman that flew over from china to heathrow. somewhere around landing she started
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to feel ill. instead of staying at home in self isolating, she got a new better hospital. she had gone home first? yes, but she got the uber to the hospital. we believe she had gone home, the uber turned up at her home. at least she did not get the tube. the uber driver has been contacted and is going to be ok because the journey was less than 50 minutes. when she turned up to a&e, staff were immediately active giving you a mask and other things and isolating her. especially if you have come back from china and other countries are heavily involved in this, bring one won one, get advice and get help to you on the right situation. we are getting regular updates about how we should react to this. they are being very proactive.
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they have divided into four strands at the minute. the first honest containment. they are trying not to let this get bigger, they do not wa nt to let this get bigger, they do not want to big outbreak. they isolating cases as quickly as they can and getting in touch with people as quickly as they can. there is also a delay, so if an epidemic is coming this way they do not want it to happen in the winter when the nhs is under pressure. if it came in the summer, that he might kill some of the germs. obviously, in parallel to this, science is looking at ways to get around this. they are looking at vaccines, do not expect one any time soon. they are testing existing antiviral drugs to see if they will work. and then the next bar is mitigating it so making sure we are ready and prepared. and the nhs also. at the moment, outside china, this does seem to be under control.
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the vast majority of cases are in mainland china. so much depends on the chinese authority on what they managed to do. if they get on top of this, it may slowly fade away. that isa this, it may slowly fade away. that is a big this, it may slowly fade away. that isa big f this, it may slowly fade away. that is a big f and this, it may slowly fade away. that is a big fand no one this, it may slowly fade away. that is a big f and no one has the a nswe rs is a big f and no one has the answers that. —— big if. david heymann is a professor of infectious disease epidemiology at the london school of tropical medicine and on the committee that developed the risk assessment for the world health organisation. i spoke to him earlier. what is important is to stay away from closed areas where people could be infected by contact. are we learning more about this particular coronavirus by the day. ? we are learning more. especially in cases that have been exported to countries like the uk where there has been meticulous observation of patients and work in treating patients that are sick. we are learning more and more everyday, including more china.
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at the moment, in the uk, you would describe this as contained in under control? at the moment. the government is doing all it can to eliminate transmission and spread. we would like to see the virus eliminated from the uk at this time and there is importance for always continuing surveillance looking for new cases. this time around the chinese are sharing and with the sars epidemic they were not so helpful? at the beginning of the sars epidemic they were not accepting but now they are accepting. it is spread around the country and they were able to limit it in country and they were able to limit itina country and they were able to limit it in a very short period of time by involving their civil and health ca re involving their civil and health care communities. at the heart of it, just how fatal is this disease? early on, it was not know exactly how severe this disease was. the case definition which is the signs and symptoms that define the disease
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was developed in china and included pneumonia. all of the cases that we re pneumonia. all of the cases that were detected were seriously ill at the start and those cases that had pneumonia but where less severely ill were not detected. as we go and we are beginning to understand hammy people are less severely infected and china has changed so diagnosing the disease and compensating for that. time for a look at the weather. .. there is a lot going on. we are forecast another storm this weekend? yes we are. barely have we seen the back of storm ciara. obviously, the impact of storm ciara and storm dennis is on the way. we have now got amber warnings. in the past it was mostly for the rain. we are past it was mostly for the rain. we a re really past it was mostly for the rain. we are really concerned about the rain now because the rivers are
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responding very quickly to rainfall and particular areas, 80 millimetres is possible through the course of storm dennis. that is the amber warning at the moment, but we are concerned about their wins as well. do we know where this will hit exactly? we are fine tuning all the time. we are not as confident as we we re time. we are not as confident as we were about storm ciara last weekend because of where these weather fronts will come to life and stick around. try to explain a little bit. we have the successions of low pressure is lining up around the atla ntic pressure is lining up around the atlantic and it is this cloud that will become storm dennis. it is not much at the moment but there will be called canadian ad that starts to develop and it will become very powerful as it whisks its way across the atlantic. at first it is heading towards iceland but there will be another windy spell of weather for us. that is not as bad as last week,
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but these powerfuljets will develop these very tense periods of pressure. these areas at the moment are where the amber warnings are. through saturday and sunday, that system becomes slower moving in the south so we can add on the south downs. it is a situation where other areas could have flash flooding. they could be floods that cause communities to be cut off and power outages. last week, we had 60 to 80 mph winds. it is not much lower and things will potentially be weakened with last week‘s‘s storm as well, the ground was saturated. in scotla nd the ground was saturated. in scotland and ireland we are seeing a big push with these winds from sunday to monday morning. we will experience the impacts from dennistoun. as you say, we have
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still not recovered from storm ciara. that is the other convocation we have. we have the snow melt out to that —— add to that. this week in northern ireland have had some snowfall as well. we are having a quieter afternoon and evening tonight but let‘s see tomorrow. girls in the english channel. all that is easing its way down, the hills known in the north as it is this window drier weather to come through the evening and overnight but that poses other problems. that means because the ground is damp and we are expecting frosty conditions, we will have quite a lot of ice the potential there for just about anywhere, with lighter winds, we could have some fog in central and eastern areas but thatis fog in central and eastern areas but that is just a brief, fog in central and eastern areas but that isjust a brief, brief fog in central and eastern areas but that is just a brief, brief ridge of high pressure and settled weather because you have the next one coming
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in tomorrow, looking quite menacing, stronger and is heading towards the north and west, blowing across northern ireland to scotland and england. it looks as though southern and eastern areas will stay mainly drive through daylight but it will hang around until tomorrow night and milder tomorrow so that will thaw —— a gradual thaw will start to take place. the ring buying hangs around from friday to saturday, getting swept up in dennis which comes in for saturday. during the course of the day, it pushes southwards very slowly across england and wales so we could have flourished across parts of southern scotland as well, wet for many areas but the concern is we are pumping in all the moisture of the irish sea, the atla ntic moisture of the irish sea, the atlantic up into those hills of england, wales, part of scotland and it is mild so that snowmelt will continue and even through saturday into sunday, the rain band barely
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moves, you can see further pulses running along it and that is the concern, the fact it could last for 48 hours. it looks like it will turn more showery in the author chilly air getting into scotland and ireland but then the escalation of higher pressure pushing closer into the shores of scotland. 75 mph gusts there as well. there is scope for quite a lot of disruption this weekend, not just quite a lot of disruption this weekend, notjust floodwaters but the river is responding very clearly and things being weekend meaning for the damage to power lines, trees brought down, definitely one to watch, numerous warnings out for all parts of the country and all the details in those, including the flood warnings, are on our website and we will be giving that updated so if you have plans, please stay tuned.
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this is bbc news — our latest headlines. chancellor sajid javid quits the government in a shock resignation during the prime mininster‘s government reshuffle. it‘s understood he rejected an order to fire his team of advisers. chief secretary to the treasury rishi sunak becomes the new chancellor — just seven months ago he was a junior housing minister. also out are theresa villiers, andrea leadsom, esther mcvey, and the northern ireland secretary julian smith, who oversaw the restoration of devolved government at stormont.
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a steep rise in the number of deaths from coronavirus in china — yesterday was the deadliest day of the outbreak so far. ministers announce an independent inquiry into maternity services at an nhs trust in east kent after the deaths of a number of babies. sport now on afternoon live with adam wild. there has been plenty of controversy over israel folau‘s move to super league and he‘s now set to make his debut? we understand he has been named, big talking point. no doubt about his talent, he is, on his day, great talent. it is his views that come to make headlines of the past year or two. he was sacked less than a year ago after boasting of homophobia. he stood by it. now, he has signed for
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another club and he is set to make his debut. israel folau should not face a "life sentence" — despite his history of homophobic comments, that‘s according to his coach who has today named him in the catalans squad for saturdays superleague game against castleford. he isa he is a coach —— like a person who, asa he is a coach —— like a person who, as a coach, my decision was based around his ability, i had to meet him, we had a speak about what he was like as a person, notjust the headline, i had to see beyond the headline. it should not have been a life sentence. he was given a life sentence, but now he has a an
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opportunity. the coronavirus continues to have a big impact on the sporting calendar, yesterday it was the chinese grand prix, today the hong kong sevens gets postponed. chelsea have reached an agreement with ajax to sign you will rugby seven series is the latest event to be moved from april to october, they have been postponed. the health and safety of players, fans and everybody are said to be of the highest priority. the organisers of the tokyo olympics which are only five months away have insisted they will go ahead as planned. so many events now being postponed or cancelled, they will be continuing —— will be continue to
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keep a close eye on how they will develop. manchester united‘s new loa n develop. manchester united‘s new loan signing idion ighalo is still trailing by himself after his tra nsfer trailing by himself after his transfer from shanghai chinois. transferfrom shanghai chinois. he has been kept away from the rest of the squad as a precaution. idion ighalo also missed the training camp in spain and it was a worry that you might get into trouble getting back into the uk because of his recent residence in china. you should be able to play against chelsea next monday night. chelsea have reached an agreement with ajax to sign the morroccon winger hakim ziyech this summer. he is the first signing since the tra nsfer he is the first signing since the transfer ban was lifted. we will remain at ajax for the rest of the season, and the deals were £33 million. to rugby union, and jamie
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george will stay with harrison is that mike saracens. the current premiership and european champions play be sent to your next season after breaches of salary cap rules. the club sponsors have confirmed the association at the end of this. fallon sherrock will make more history tonight when she competes in another tournament. she became the first woman to beat a man in a tournament earlier this —— last year. she won‘t collect any points but can earn prize money based on the result. it's definitely been different from what i normally used to. i‘ve had a lot of exhibition work, a lot of interviews. it‘s been very, very busy. i get recognised in the street a lot more now. i‘m
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loving every minute of it. the fact i get to play in the premier league is awesome because i‘ve watched it on the television the past two years and it is great to be a challenger, amazing. i like to be helping women in sport because in dart we play the men and all that so i‘m quite happy that i can push through the barrier and help women in sport in general to show they can compete against men. ronnie o'sullivan is through to the fourth round in snooker. you will return tonight for a place in the final. —— in the quarterfinal. i‘ll be back with more on those stories, after half past. ireland‘s centre—right fianna fail party will seek to form a government that does not include left—wing nationalists sinn fein according to a senior member of the party. two of the three largest parties will need to cooperate to form a government, with fianna fail on 38 seats, sinn fein on 37 and centre—right fine gael on 35 in the 160—seat parliament. fine gael has already ruled out
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a deal with sinn fein. anybody but sinn fein seems to be the message from any of the two other parties. almost. they are both ruling out sinn fein, they did so during the election campaign and a meeting including just about now, i think fianna fail will reiterate that stance which leaves us with a bit of a stand—off. sinn fein have spent the last few days leading the smaller parties, some of the left wing, ina smaller parties, some of the left wing, in a bid to put together —— make meeting some of the smaller parties in a bid to put together the old centre parties of government, of fianna fail and fine gale. old centre parties of government, of fianna failand fine gale. —— fianna fail and fine gale. —— to defeat the old parties. if the numbers that make the numbers are not that and if there is to be a majority government, it attached to the big parties, sinn fein, fianna
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failand fine the big parties, sinn fein, fianna fail and fine gale. but you‘re in a three—way stand—off at the moment. you got the impression that sinn fein‘s leader might try to go it alone. she does not have the numbers. as i say, she‘s been talking to the green party, the smaller parties of the left. yesterday, the labour party, the smaller one, announced it was out and would change its leader. they we re and would change its leader. they were stepping down and they were not interested in government in this particular parliament anyway. that further reduces the numbers she would have to get virtually every one of the 21 independence as well as five individual parties involved in that coalition and that really is a political and mathematical impossibility. we are back to the position where she needs one of the two old, big centre parties, fianna fail fine gale, to meet in government. the feeling around here
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is very much that this is going to go on for some time, possibly months. —— fianna fail fine gail. go on for some time, possibly months. -- fianna fail fine gail. we recognise the sense of political torpor you seem to be heading for you like that is fair enough. the irish government used to be formed like british governments, very quickly, after a general election but after the political fragmentation that has taken place since the great parties have been reduced in strength, this is greatly fragmented become the norm, possibly a minority government such as the last one, but all that will take some time to figure out here before the party leaders but... voting only took place last weekend. the new parliament does not meet until next thursday and the feeling is there will likely be no majority to form a
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government next week so it will be postponed for some time while the party try to sit down, do some sort ofa party try to sit down, do some sort of a deal. it seems a bit strange that given the enormity of what happened in at election result, the proportional representation, sinn fein top the first preference poll and that is seismic. it is, it is a huge change here so previously, during the ira campaign that ended in the 90s with the ceasefi res that ended in the 90s with the ceasefires in the good friday agreement, sinn fein were a negligible force. since the recession, and since the peace process has become bedded down, they become a medium—sized party. in this election, they become a big party and used to have a system with two big party showing the government between them but sinn fein have joined those two big parties and will be a fixture in government negotiations whether they end up in government or not, they cannot be ignored any longer.
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an independent inquiry will be held into maternity services at east kent hospitals trust, amid growing concern and confusion about the number of preventable deaths. the trust‘s chief executive said there were possibly 15 preventable baby deaths over the course of the last decade. health minister nadine dorris made the announcement in the commons this morning. last night i asked my officials if they could look into sending the independent health service investigation board back in to do a deep dive to look back over historic cases and existing cases at the trust and they just want to reiterate that the trust is a safe place for any woman who is pregnant now or giving birth at the trust. we have some of the best clinicians working in a trust right now. i want to add that nhs england and nhs improvements are commissioning themselves an independent review
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earlier we spoke to our social affairs correspondent, michael buchanan. on that marked independent enquiry, did appear to be announced at the very last moment by the health minister in the commons this morning the exact details not clear, they will become clearer over the coming days. i think it is clear to say that they will focus on end and it is a preventable harm, that we... of the past couple of years, they have been evident in the case here. it was announced this morning in the usual fashion that the trust board... will have no idea what the health minister was saying in the house of commons. one thing they did here
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was what was said in the introductions of the chief executive saying they now believe that they would have been 15 preventable deaths at the trust in recent years. this is in contrast to what she told me yesterday when she said she believed to be six or seven and in contrast to what the trust that said the day before when they say they accept responsibility for about ten preventable deaths. still many, many questions about what has been happening with maternity services here over a number of years. a 52—year—old man has appeared before magistrates in londonderry, charged with murdering thejournalist, lyra mckee. the 29—year—old reporter was shot dead by the dissident republican group, the new ira, while observing rioting in derry last april. our ireland correspondent emma vardy has been following the story from derry magistrates court. of course, there was huge shock last year when lyra mckee was killed. at the time, she was standing by a police land rover ran a gun and missing stepping out and firing towards police. what happened today was that paul mcintyre, who has now been accused of murder, appeared in court to hear the charges against them which are of murder, possession of a firearm and of membership of the prescribed
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organisation the new ira. his defence solicitor spoke and said paul mcintyre is accused of being the person standing with the gunman and accused of later being seen picking up the bullet casings that had come from the gun. he argued that there was very little evidence against him. the court also heard that evidence from that night, including mtv footage from an mtv television crew in the city that evening as well as mobile phone footage from the public and witness statements from the public, and from police. during the hearing today, friends and family of lyra mckee sat in londonderry magistrates‘ court in the public gallery, they are two watch the hearing wearing t—shirts which said, speak up for lyra mckee. paul mcintyre, 52—year—old from the city, now accused of murder, was remanded in custody and you will later be appearing once again this month. outside court, while this was happening, there was a protest by supporters of paul mcintyre which resulted in scuffles between them and police but police have also been reminding people today that those charges are significant, they will make some headlines but at the same time, the police investigation continues and they are still looking for evidence to bring the gunman himself to justice.
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in a moment, we‘re going to bring us the latest business news. first a look at the headlines on afternoon live... the chancellor sajid javid resigns in a shock move during the prime minister‘s government reshuffle. out too are theresa villiers, andrea leadsom, esther mcvey, and the northern ireland secretary julian smith, who oversaw the restoration of devolved government at stormont. a steep rise in the number of deaths from coronavirus in china — yesterday was the deadliest day of the outbreak so far.
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here‘s your business headlines on afternoon live. jcb has announced it‘s moving to a shorter working week at its uk factories, due to a shortage of parts from china. the huge manufacturer of construction equipment says a quarter of its chinese suppliers remain shutdown because of the coronavirus outbreak. 4,000 employees and agency workers in the uk are affected. it‘s the latest major business to be affected by the virus spread. the move will mean a shorter working week for around 4,000 jcb and agency shop floor employees from monday. this follows an immediate suspension of all overtime. the measures have been discussed with the gmb union and will see the introduction of a 34—hour week for uk production employees until further notice. uk regulators are probing barclays chief executive jes staley‘s links with sex offender jeffrey epstein. barclays said mr staley has the "full confidence" of the board. epstein died in a new york prison cell whist awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. british gas owner centrica has blamed a big loss in 2019 on the energy price cap and falling gas prices. centrica made a loss of £849 million pounds in the year ended 31 december compared with a profit of nearly 990 million the year before. that sent the share price tumbling
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by 15% in early trading. big business story of the day was the shock resignation of sajid javid. pound up 0.7% against the dollar and nearly 1% against the dollar. but prior to the announcement — mrjavid would have received a letter from a constortium of well—known british businesses? 50 high street retailers — including marks & spencer, superdrug, morrisons, debenhams, boots and greggs — have writen a letter to chancellor sajid javid calling for business rates reform. they accuse the government‘s current system of having a devastating effect on retail outside big cities and shopping malls that will, if left unchecked, kill the uk‘s high streets. we have seen reaction with regard to the pound, over $1 30. 1% against the pound, over $1 30. 1% against the dollar. feeling there is that perhaps the new chancellor might be a bit more pro spending, less likely to say no to these big infrastructure projects which we
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know boris johnson and infrastructure projects which we know borisjohnson and dominic cummings are very keen to push through. prior to this announcement, a letter would have been received from well—known british business people. hopefully it has to arrive safely because it was a collective effort from 50 big names from the uk high street. we are talking about companies like superdrug, marks & spencer, morrisons, debenhams, boots and greggs, or writing to the chancellor to call for a reform for business rates because the structures: uk high street. dominic curran is property policy advisor at the british retail consortium. really good to talk to you. for a start, or a change of personnel at the top of number 11 make a difference to your conversation? the letter will still have arrived on the chancellor's desk. we welcome the chancellor's desk. we welcome the factory is perfect. last year, when he was a local government minister, he was taking through a
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bill to revalue business rate so he is very familiar with the issue and all the kinks and problems it faces. why is the current system of business rates killing the uk high street? how long have you got fundamentally, that is creating a huge number of closures and problems on the high street. what are you asking the government to do about it? try at retail, 5% of the uk economy, retailers pay 10% of business tax and for the high street, there was a problem with business rates. that said, i think it is not just business rates. that said, i think it is notjust the level of business
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rates but the overall structure of the system that need reviewing and to that end, we welcome the fact that the government are committed to reviewing business rates in the next budget announced by the new chancellor. if there isn‘t a change, how long do you foresee the high street as it currently exists continuing to be as it is when there is such competition in big supermarkets and at malls, and online? you are changing, of that there is no doubt. there will always bea there is no doubt. there will always be a role for the high street and retail will always be a part of that role. we have to leave it there but many thanks for joining role. we have to leave it there but many thanks forjoining me. asi as i was saying, not huge amounts of movement on the stock market. the ftse100 and ftse 250 continuing to be down prior to the announcement change of chancellor at the top but
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the pound against the euro, up at 1.3 dollars. we might see more infrastructure spending money get that budget in march the 11th which will boost the pound, but the big fall of the day, centrica, the owner of british gas, they took a big loss hence a big share price for over 16%. 75 years ago today, british aircraft launched an attack on the east german city of dresden — beginning one of the most controversial allied assaults of world war two. over the following days, they and their us allies would drop nearly 4,000 tons of bombs — killing 25 thousand people, and ravaging the city centre. today germany is marking the event with ceremonies to remember the victims. our correspondentjenny hill sent this report from dresden. it was, in the words of one survivor, like being in hell. on the evening of the 13th of february, 1945, british and american bombers targeted dresden in a series of raids. on the ground below, 25,000 people
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died in the firestorm that followed. ursula elsner, who was 14, told us that the fire was so intense, she and herfamily had to cling to a lamp post to avoid being sucked into the flames. translation: we stood clinging to the lamp post, then we saw our house collapse. first the facade crashed down and the bricks rolled up to our feet. "now we are homeless." as were many others. dresden, a city once famed for its beauty and architecture, was destroyed. and 75 years later, it remains a powerful symbol of the horror at 4p and we will go to dress because there is a ceremonial march and we‘ll take you there for that. and destruction of war. now it‘s time for a look
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at the weather with helen willetts. good afternoon, another name storm on the way. fairly intense shower already, they tend to ease away. the storm are still coming in off the east coast. that will develop into storm dennis but as he had through the evening and overnight, we get the evening and overnight, we get the ridge of high pressure building that slows things down, patchy rain and snow for blustery showers clearing away and under the starry skies, called r. a widespread frost on the ground and where we‘ve got now, and showers, there is real ice risk through the night and into friday morning. it could be that there is a bit afford around because things are so moist at the moment what the ridge of high pressure sta rts what the ridge of high pressure starts to edge away, just a temporary feature, low pressure moving in. the strongest winds from
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that taking in from the north. windy day, gust moving in. the weather front moving in, bringing rain, bit of mountain snow to scotland and thenit of mountain snow to scotland and then it moves in across england and wales, cleo showers. i had of it, saying largely fine and dry across east anglia. behind it, northern ireland, and to scotland, have showers. rain moving in through friday night and then you‘ve got the snow melt because things are milder and then we got stoned and is going on. you can see for yourself that it is a widely windy day. act isobars. notjust a saturday, sunday as well. we met office have issued an amber warning because of the rain and flood riskier. we already have 80 or so flood warnings and forth across england, wales and scotland. with our slow moving front in the south and that being added to by all this moist air coming and that being added to by all this moistaircoming in and that being added to by all this moist air coming in with storm dennis, a slow—moving weather system, very gusty winds moving all that moisture onto the hills which
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means we can produce more rain. gusts of 50—60 mph, 16 exposed miles hit locations. we could see some damage from those winds. there is warnings out to the winds as well. the rainjust warnings out to the winds as well. the rain just keeps warnings out to the winds as well. the rainjust keeps going. it is relentless. you can see from many parts of england and wales, more showers to scotland, northern ireland but also in the year and you‘ll see some very weather as well here as we go through sunday night and into monday. more on the website.
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hello, you‘re watching afternoon live. i‘m simon mccoy. today at four: shock resignation — chancellor sajid javid quits the government in the middle of boris johnson‘s cabinet reshuffle. it‘s understood he rejected an order to fire his team of advisers. he was due to deliver his first budget in four weeks‘ time. he will now have to deliver the budget — chief secretary to the treasury rishi sunak becomes chancellor. just seven months ago he was a junior housing minister.
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